Emma Raducanu Indian Wells 2023: Optimism Abounds in California

There were real doubts over injuries and the fitness of Emma Raducanu ahead of this tournament, but after reaching the fourth round, her fans are starting to believe!

Raducanu Indian Wells 2023 Odds

With odds of 33/1 to win the Women’s Indian Wells tournament, and with only 16 players left in the women’s draw, the 2021 US Open Champion is starting to look like a good bet to go all the way.

Upcoming match vs Iga Swiatek

Raducanu has only played Swiatek once before, in Stuggart in 2022, but was beaten in straight sets. However, here at Indian Wells, Swiatek has the added pressure of being the top seed and the current title holder. Raducanu really has nothing to lose and we expect her to go for her shots throughout this match.

Emma Raducanu’s Form Ahead Of 2023 Indian Wells Round 4

Although she did drop a set 6-2 against Beatriz Haddad Maia in round three, Raducanu has otherwise been very strong across the first three rounds. After a disappointing year, she is looking closer to her best than tennis fans have seen in a while and arrives at this game with three wins from her last four matches.

Raducanu’s Form

  • Raducanu vs Haddad Maia – won – 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
  • Raducanu vs Linette – won – 7-6, 6-2 
  • Raducanu vs Kovinic – won – 6-2, 6-3
  • Raducanu vs Gauff – lost – 3-6, 6-7
  • Raducanu vs Lehecka – won – 6-3, 6-2

Indian Wells Emma Raducanu

Can Emma Raducanu win Indian Wells?

Frankly, not even the most ardent Emma Raducanu fans expected her to get this far in the tournament and many of them didn’t even expect to see her compete, such was the chatter of injuries ahead of the first round. She has already gone all the way in one major competition when no one expected her to do so, maybe she can do so again!

Emma Raducanu Indian Wells 2023 Prediction – last 16

Rounds one and two were very easy for the young Brit but she showed on Monday that she has the game to mix it with the top players and even to re-find her form after a dip. The fourth round tie against Iga Swiatek will feel like a final for Raducanu and if she can win this match then who knows when she will be stopped in California.

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